Leading by example — Pierce lends his musical talents to good cause
Jaden Pierce is a good kid, but don’t just take his word for it, his actions speak for themselves. Pierce is a member of the NAACP, FCA, Sigma Beta Club and the Epsilon Delta Kudos as well as a talented and versatile musician who donates his time and talent to local churches to play piano, drums and organ.
“Jaden, ever since he was little, he came into this world larger than life, he’s always helping anybody that asks,” Angela Pierce, Jaden’s mother, said.
Pierce is a 15-year-old freshman at Eisenhower High School. Like a lot of kids his age, he’s into sports, he plays varsity football, and music, he wants to own his own studio someday. Unlike most kids, he volunteers his time by playing music for multiple churches, helping deliver mobile meals with his grandparents and spending his weekends helping the Salvation Army.
“When I was young, I noticed that if you wanted to be somebody great you helped your community. If you want to make a difference, make a change, you help your community,” Pierce said.
Coming from a musical family, it was no surprise when Pierce picked up his first instrument, the drums, at age 3. Just two years later he began to learn piano and organ by ear, later taking lessons under Sister Sallye Hall.
“My whole family, to be honest with you, is gifted a little bit,” Pierce said. “Being a musician … kids look up to you, it shows kids you can do anything.”